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Dan Auerbach, 40, and Patrick Carney, 39, reveal how two guitar legends, Danny McBride’s Vice Principals, and a newspaper headline about an electrocuted prisoner inspired the duo’s rollicking new album, Let’s Rock.


I love everything that Danny has ever done. I particularly like Vice Principals. If you think about it, it’s so hard to make something good that’s funny. How many funny things do you get to watch in a year when you get to be 40 years old? You’ve run through so many things. To actually construct something that’s meant to be funny—purposely funny—is very hard, I think. Vice Principals is incredible. I ended up becoming obsessed with it. You either get it or you don’t, and if

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